Little Miss Sunshineis an American film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris in 2006.
This filmtalks aboutcharacterswith surprisingsensitivity.Itfocuses onRichard Hooveroverworkedspeaker,Sheryla touchingmother,as well asspecialistFranckProustwhoattempted suicideafter hisloverbroke up with himand brother ofSheryl. There is alsoa verystrange characterdescribedin this film it is Dwaynealsofan ofNietzsche, he does a vow of silencefor ninemonths torealize his dream ofjoining theUnited States Air Force Academyto becomea test pilotand he communicateswith anotepad. Sheryl‘s father is hearude person, a veteran of World War II, expelled from anursing home wherehe was stayingforuse andsale of heroin. Helives withthe family. And finally,thisfilm particularlytells the storyofOliveseven years, wanting tomissacontest.
The charactersfinda nice balancebetween laughter andemotion.
Thus, this film is acomicalescape,an impromptugroup therapy, wild and traveling.
Thisis whyI recommend it.It allows you torelax andit is a verygood comedy!
Last weekat the cinemaI had thechance to see « Imitation Game ». The film takes placeduring the SecondWorld War. Alan Turing, mathematician is charged by theBritish governmentto discover the secretof theEnigmaencryptionmachine,known likeinviolable. Heis at the head of researchers andlinguists.Turingworks onthe complexity of themachine.He will havedecryptto be ableactuallydecryptGermanmessages.This machinecan lead tothe victory ofthe war. The filmthen tellstheimpressivelife of a manwho is willingto do anything tochange the course ofthe Second World Warand History. It is also theportrait of a manwho found himselfcondemned by thesociety of the timebecause ofhis homosexuality. Today the societyhas changed(and thankfully) but it is avery touchingmovie, and we gonotunscathed.
I found it really touching and really gripping. I was sad when I finished it. We don’t expect the end of the film. It makes feel like living. It is a good lesson of life.
The film wasnominatedfor best film, best actor(Benedict Cumberbatch), best actressin a Supporting Role(Keira Knightley) and best director for Oscar’s prise.
Thus, the film works well due to the genius of Benedict Cumberbatch and the way he has inhabited Alan Turing’s persona. Thisis whyI advise you, it is currently at the cinema :
I hadthe opportunity to readthis booklast yearandI really liked it. This isa novel bythe great Englishwriterof the nineteenth century : Jane Austen. « Pride and prejudice » is a novelpublishedin 1813. It is a psychologicalnovel and a romance novel. It is presented in three parts.
Mr. and Mrs.Bennett had five daughters to be married. So, they hope thatone of themwill pleaseMrBingley, their richnew neighbor. Unfortunatelythe haughtyMr Darcy, the friend of Bingley,influential friend of Bingley, he takes averydim view ofhis friendfall in love withJaneBennett. Elizabeth Bennetis closely followingthe evolutionof the feelings ofhis favorite sister. Then cametheWickhamofficer, aseductivemilitary man whodoes not leaveindifferentElizabeth. Elizabethis thenthe heroine ofthis novel.Everythinggonnaturnaround her. It is clear thatthere is in factahero whois the heroine : Elizabeth. Andthat through her, in heranditall with her that the story happens. Here’s the firstsentence of the bookPride and Prejudiceto make you wantto read : « It isa truth universally acknowledgedthat aunmarriedprovided with alarge fortunemust want toget married,and so littlethat we knowof hisfeelingsin this regardwhen hecomesto a new residence, the idea is sowell fixedin the mindsof his neighborsthat they seeon thefield astherightful propertyof oneor other oftheir daughters.« Jane Austen behind theromantic adventuresof the fiveBennetgirls so behind theromantic side of this novel, faithfully Jane Austendepictsthe rigiditiesof English societyat the turnof the eighteenth andnineteenth centuries.Throughthe behavior andthoughtsof ElizabethBennet,the main character, she raises the problemswomen at this time.
Then, in 2013,Le NouvelObservateur,in aspecial issuedevoted tothe literatureof the nineteenth andtwentieth century,quotes this novel among the sixteentitlesselected for thenineteenth centuryconsidering it as« possibly thefirst masterpieceof thefeminineliterature. «
« Pride and Prejudice »is the sourceof the greatest numberof adaptations. One that Iliked is a film by Jeffrey Wright with Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn, Donald Sutherland, Judi Dench. It’s a verry good adaptation. It is adramatic comedy. I recommend it isa beautifullove story.And plans by Jeffrey Wrightare beautiful (the landscape, the universe…) KeiraKnightleyplays very well. She is agreat actress.
I advise you towatch the trailer then watchthis filmand especially Isuggest you readthe book :
It isafter watching ,during hisdiscour,the homage by XavierDolan (madeat Cannes2014 where that hereceivedthe Jury PrizeforMommy) to JaneCampionfor his filmThePiano that I wanted to seethis film :the film thathad so marked Xavier Dolan. Therefore I’ve seen this film andI have notbeen disappointed.
« ThePiano » isa film directed byJeanneCampion,in 1993 with Holly Hunter, Harvey Keitel, Anna Paquin and Sam Neill.
The story of this film takes place in the 19th century. It tells the story of Ada, a mutepianist, leavingScotlandwith her daughterFloratoNew Zealand. Shemust marrya man she hasnever seen, Alistair Stewart.Despitedifficulties , the young woman did wantto part with hispiano.Buton the beach where she comes,Stewartrefuses totransport thepiano.Ada, sad, is forcedto give up what thepiano.Stewart ended up sellingthepianotoBaines,nearly opposite and illeterate. Bainesthendone at??Adaa proposalthat the young womanacceptedyet. In exchange for freedoms, she will regainherpiano.
Jane Campion with this film is one of the most beautiful filmmakers. There are some magnificent plansin this filmandthe soundtrackis beautiful. JaneCampionwanted to tellthestory of a original sensualawakening between Baines and Ada.
Palme d’Or at Cannes « The piano » is romantic and original.
After having study in classan excerpt from « The Great Gatsby » by F.ScottFitzgerald,Iwan’t to talk aboutthe wonderfuladaptationofJack Claytonin1974.
Thus F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel thereforealsothisfilm adaptation tells the story of the mysterious Jay Gatsby who stages the scene of Long Island with his parties and enigmatic persona. The novel present also emblematic of the Jazz Age of the 1920s; a portrait of decadent fun and impossible dreams. Indeed, the film realised by Jay Clayton shows this atmosphere very well.
The castof this adaptation issovery well done. The Great Gatsby role is played by Robert Redford which is wonderful .Robert Redfordplaysreally well. He is at theheightof the characterofGatsbywe imaginein the bookwitha lot of charisma.
And in the role of Daisy Buchanan (the eternal love of Gatsby) is Mia Farrow which she is verry beautiful. She pierces the screen. In the role of the neighbor, Nick Carraway is Sam Waterson.
Iadvise you tosee this adaptation (I find the film of Jay Clayton is better than the onethat was madein 2013, it is more authentic,andit transcribedthe atmosphere of the Jazz Age of the 1920s. And I thinkthe actors arewonderful.) I leave youto get anideaatrailer that I found :
I read « On the Road » by Jack Kerouac this summer. I really liked this book. It is the most famous novel by this author, writes in 1957.
The novel tells the adventures of the author (Sal Paradise) and a traveling companion Neal Cassady (Dean Moriarty in the novel). « On the Road » was one of what Kerouac named the « Beat Generation » novels. Thus, this book tells the story of Jack Kerouac who travels the U.S in search of a new lifestyle. This is a road trip to denounce his society. So, I think this book is not a simple story, it is a state of mind of this generation. He wan’t to meet the world, others and himself by this road trip.
And, personally, what I particularly liked in this book is that Kerouac tell us live to 100% and discover new sensations . The friendship, the meetings and the travels are the themes of Kerouac in this novel . Contrary to appearances of some people, (for example it is the opinion of my aunt) does not glorify drugs.
I also saw the film On the Road by Walter Salles but it is much less well than the book. The director does not tell all book and it is unfortunate. In any case I think we should read the book because it is the best road trip in writing!
After started studying the poem « Funeral Blues » by WH Auden, I would like to talk about « Four Weddings and a Funeral » where the poem is recited by one of the characters in the film at his lover’s funeral.
This film is a massively successful British romantic comedy. It staged the misadventures of a group of friends seen through the eyes of Hugh Grant, who is obsessed by Carrie (Andie MacDowell). So this film is between weddings and funerals. This is for me the romantic comedy bringing all those that followed.. There are very good actors, humor and tenderness. To see!
To see the trailer : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHyCtw6BB20
There are books that one hesitates to open. Because they make a little scared. The subject of this book is too serious. The American Hollis Seamon had to find the right tone : funny, vivid, terribly human.
The book tells the story of a teenager who has 17 years old. He is daredevil. And he lives in a palliative care service. Richard will soon die, it is an incurable disease and it is not a secret. Neither his mother nor his nurse, or especially for himself. That’s why he needs to enjoy life despite the pain. His luck is to be loved by his family. But he also likes his neighbor of room, they will love in spite of the disease, despite the adults who do not understand. Richard will have to fight.
They have a lot of courage, and these characters remind me Romeo and Juliet
This novel offers us a life lesson and a beautiful real lesson in optimism too.
I would like to talk about a film that marked me : This film is Virgin Suicides directed by Sofia Coppola in 1999.
This story takes place in a quiet American city of seventy years. Cecilia Lisbon, thirteen tries to commit suicide. She has four sisters, pretty teenage girls. This incident lights some new day the lifestyle of the whole family. The story is told by the intermediate vision of neighborhood boys obsessed by the mysterious sisters, portrayed with cynicism teenage life. Gradually, the family confines itself to itself. And , quickly, the girls are forbidden to leave from their home. But, the boys want to wear secour at these mysterious girls.
Virgin Suicides is for me a film that you feel more than we understand. Because these girls are so mysterious and this film affects us in what is more tragic, more pathetic but also more tender. Morroever, Sofia Coppola films very well the pain of living which has no explication.
The original soundtrack (made by Air) goes very well with the film.
For me, it is a masterpiece.
I know it’s not an easy film but you should watch it, it is a very good film.
I would like to present a film that I really liked : Into the wild. This film is from a writter-director Sean Penn. The story was based on the best seller by Jon Krakawer. And this film was inspired by the true story.
Just graduated from Emory University in Atlanta, the main character Christopher Mc Candless played by Emil Hisch, 22 years old, was promised a bright future. However, turning his back on the confortable existence without surprise that awaits him, the young man decides to take the road by leaving everything behind him. He breaks away from his student's life. He sends the money he has saved to a charity organisation. He want's to start a new life.
Thus, he leaves. He passes through the tumultuous waters of the Dakota, to Colorado through the hippies of California communities. Chritopher will then meen extraordinnary people. Finally, at the end of his trip, Christopher achieves his ultimate goal by venturing alone in the wild expanse of Alaska to live in total harmony with nature in loneliness.
This film is deeply,moving and captiving film. and Into the wild is not just an entertainment, it allows everyone to think to question his own destiny. The director takes us on board a high adventure profoundly original. Then, it's a road movie which can hesitates between On the road by Kerouac and Jeremiah Johnson with Robert Redford.
I saw Alice in wonderland last year and I do not regret. I wanted to present this film in relation to the first adaptation we saw in class. It is an American film directed by Tim Burton in 2010 with the famous actors like Johnny Depp and Anne Hathaway. He realised a very nice adaptation of the work of Lewis Carroll. Tim Burton has used animations shots and at the same time the real shots. Thus, the effects are so realistic, and we truly believe to be in the Alice wonderland’s. Thus, the atmosphere is magical and the » costumes » and makeup are also verry verry well done. Not to mention the actors who played verry well. It is for all these reasons that I advise you to see this film.
I would like to present you a book I really liked.
This is one of James Green works ( a contemporary English author). He then wrote « the fault in our stars ». This novel is about two adolescents suffering from cancer.
A young girl, Hazel Lancaster (she is the narrator),is 16 years old. She survives with an experimental treatment.
His parents forced her to walk out with a support group. During the sittings, she meets Augustus Waters who is a year older than her. Thus, they gradually fall in love. This young boy suffers from osteosarcoma. They often see each other and they realize they have a lot in common. They are passionate by a novel by Peter Van Houten. This novel is also about a young girl who suffering from cancer and ends suddenly in the middle of a sentence. Curious fate of the characters, Hazel and Augustus are planning to go to Amsterdam to meet the autor. They make this trip with a foundation to help sik childrens.
This is a novel about life and death and people who are stuck in between. When we see the book subject we fear that feel sadness and we are worried to end the book totally depressed, but on the contrary this novel makes us love life more than ever. That’s why I recommend it.